Position yourself professionally this summer!

Immerse yourself in one or more two-week or four-week Summer Intensive course(s). Learn from our experts in the various creative fields while building essential portfolio pieces. Finish with the confidence and skills to market yourself as a unique, creative professional.

Course schedules and tuition are shown with each listing. Classes may be taken as part of a certificate program or individually.

All Summer courses are offered online.

Certificate fee:  $100 (non-refundable for all certificates).

TO REGISTER

Online self-registration for Summer opens in the Spring. Please check our website for updates.

To register, click on the course(s) of your choice and follow the prompts.

Deadline:  5 business days before class starts.

Early registration is encouraged to secure your seat in the course(s) of choice. After the deadlines, students may be admitted if virtual space remains in the selected course(s).

Questions? Contact prostudy@pratt.edu.

Courses

Learn to create and document a visual merchandising design project proposal from concept to completion with models and drawings of original work toward a portfolio. Special focus is on creating interpretive layouts for various fields, including art, furniture, beauty, fashion, jewelry, and food. Explore lighting design, materials, color and creative methods for providing engaging experiences. This course is appropriate for aspiring and experienced designers and anyone interested in developing or enhancing their skillset in visual merchandising design.


July 6-29, 2021, Online
Would you like to turn your creative inspirations into viable business ideas? Explore combining the creative/design thinking process with key phases of the entrepreneurial process-identification, development, launch, and scaling in this interactive workshop. Starting with a fun simulation, learn simple yet powerful innovation principles to take your ideas to the next viable level or to generate new, viable ideas. Working as a team, apply a time-tested step-by-step process to further guide and support your creative entrepreneurial journey. Walk away with an empowering, practical ideation tool set for innovation and effective entrepreneurship.Note: This workshop can serve as an introduction to the new Entrepreneurship & Innovation Certificate Program.


August 4-25, 2021, Online
Learn to create your own 3D models in this hands-on course. Understand 3D space and viewport directions. Learn effective modeling techniques and strategies, multiple surface tools, drafting, rendering and 3D modeling while completing projects toward a portfolio. This course is applicable across all design industries and disciplines.


June 14-24, 2021, Online
July 19-29, 2021, Online
August 16-26, 2021, Online
This graduate preparatory course is reserved for incoming M.S. ARCH and M.S. AUD students. It is offered as a two-week intensive studio workshop in August. This course will provide the digital tools needed to explore, generate and articulate projects toward a series of experimental mediums in preparation for the Fall Studio Sequence. Taught by GAUD faculty, the course introduces computational and representational tools, as well as methods for outputting physical models, using fabrication techniques. Offered in the summer only.


August 2-13, 2021, Online
This graduate preparatory course is reserved for incoming M.S. ARCH and M.S. AUD students. It is offered as a two-week intensive studio workshop in August. This course will provide the digital tools needed to explore, generate and articulate projects toward a series of experimental mediums in preparation;for the Fall Studio Sequence. Taught by GAUD faculty, the course introduces computational and representational tools, as well as methods for outputting physical models, using fabrication techniques; Offered in the summer only.


August 2-13, 2021, Online
August 2-13, 2021, Online
Pre-Requisite: Completed Bachelor's Degree.This architectural fundamentals course is taught by the Graduate School ofArchitecture and Urban Design?faculty; and is geared?toward professionalsand students interested in attending graduate architecture school. Through aseries of virtual studio sessions and lectures, the course introducesstudents?to?a series of design approaches to conceptualize architecturalinvestigations using the most current techniques, including in visualization.Students typically receive one-to-one technical instruction, such as on digitalmodeling, drawing representation, and rendering. The work will culminate in a virtual design exhibition with invited Pratt facultyand documented in an individually developed portfolio?whichprepares?students to apply for graduate architecture school. Note: Completionof this course does not guarantee admission into Pratt's graduate architectureprograms. For information on admission requirements, please visit the Graduate Departmental Requirements page


July 6, 2021 to August 2, 2021, Online
As fields are merging in search of more sustainable and resilient solutions, biodesign is emerging at this transdisciplinary intersection of biology, technology and design. In this hands-on studio course, explore, research and develop bio-inspired design solutions, putting into practice biomimicry thinking, sustainable systems-based methods and designing for and with biomaterials.? Create and present your project with outcomes that include designing systems for human services and interventions, developing new biofabrication processes for materials and/or products, and advancing innovations in circular economies. Final projects will be reviewed by a panel of experts and enable students to build their portfolio. Note: This course is part of the Sustainable Design Certificate Program.


July 12-22, 2021, Online
Generate innovative ideas and forms that perform and give back to the planet and its inhabitants responsibly in space. Based on the Biomimicry Institute's 3.8 guidelines, explore all three levels of the biomimicry design process. Learn sustainability principles and practices such as life cycle assessment; discover nature's time-tested design strategies, functions, and patterns to apply them to human-made designs. Using a holistic approach, learn to integrate biomimicry into your creative process and demonstrate its value to stakeholders.


July 26, 2021 to August 5, 2021, Online
This introductory course explores design for health and wellness to enhance the quality of life of diverse audiences. Investigate ways to assess and enhance private and public spaces while examining the relationships between the environment, physical & psychological conditions for health, behavior theories, spatial design, industry standards and best practices.


June 1-28, 2021, Online
Learn to design and document an exhibition from concept to installation.Special focus is on creating interpretive environmental experiences thatinclude storytelling, sustainability and environmental design. Complete andpresent an exhibition design proposal with models, photographs and drawingsof original work toward a portfolio.?This course encompasses the first three offour courses in the Exhibition Design certificate program , and is appropriatefor artists, designers, visual merchandizing designers, and anyone interestedin developing or enhancing their skillset in exhibition design - applicable tovarious scales and venues, including museums, art exhibitions, retail spaces,trade shows, kiosks, visitor centers, and showrooms. The fourth certificatecourse is Rhino Intensive, available as a Two-Week SummerIntensive course, for those interested in completing the Certificate Programthis Summer.


June 1-24, 2021, Online
August 2-26, 2021, Online
Design your own piece of furniture, without leaving your home. The key premise is learning through making and testing. Working on models and prototypes, develop a sense of human scale and proportion. Explore a variety of techniques, gaining basic understanding of furniture construction and manufacturing. While developing individual projects, experience all stages of the design process, including research, ideation, development, testing, refinement, prototyping, documentation and presentation.


May 17-27, 2021, Online
June 1-10, 2021, Online
August 2-12, 2021, Online
Draw and paint from the online collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art(MET) to study and find inspiration from their rich anddiverse artwork collection from all over the world and time periods. Thedrawings created will turn into a series of inspired paintings. Students canfocus on their choice of paint--acrylic or watercolor, and also choose whetherto stay faithful to the original Masterpiece(s) and/or use their imagination tocreate new, original artwork inspired by the Masters. Sketchbooks, pencils,and erasers are required for the first three classes. A more detailed supplieslist will be provided by the instructor at the first class for painting supplies.


August 2-12, 2021, Online
Draw and paint from the online collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art(MET) to study and find inspiration from their rich anddiverse artwork collection from all over the world and time periods. Thedrawings created will turn into a series of inspired paintings. Students canfocus on their choice of paint--acrylic or watercolor, and also choose whetherto stay faithful to the original Masterpiece(s) and/or use their imagination tocreate new, original artwork inspired by the Masters. Sketchbooks, pencils,and erasers are required for the first three classes. A more detailed supplieslist will be provided by the instructor at the first class for painting supplies.


This course contains no sessions
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This graduate preparatory course is reserved for incoming M.S. ARCH and M.S. AUD students. It is offered as a two-week intensive studio workshop in August. This course will provide the digital tools needed to explore, generate and articulate projects toward a series of experimental mediums in preparation;for the Fall Studio Sequence. Taught by GAUD faculty, the course introduces computational and representational tools, as well as methods for outputting physical models, using fabrication techniques. Offered in the summer only.


August 2-13, 2021, Online
August 2-13, 2021, Online
Mindful entrepreneurship is a process of economic or social value creation which goes beyond the basic act of opening a business. You will develop a Business Model Canvas, Pecha kucha pitch, and financial plan for one of the following:solopreneurnon-profitfor-profit start upsocial-entrepreneurshipB-corporationsDevelop the mechanics of launching a business, including opportunity-recognition, operations, customer validation, interviewing skills, financial tools, and forecast planning. Apply contemplative "whole-brain" approaches such as mind-mapping, visualization, meditation, and power questions to business development. Use Lean Launchpad methodology, resilience psychology, and intercultural communications to cultivate your iterative risk-taking skills and confidently pitch your business.Note: This course can serve as an introduction to the new Entrepreneurship & Innovation Certificate Program.


August 2-23, 2021, Online
Explore mixed media art techniques and materials. Combining varioustraditional and non-traditional media and techniques such as collage, drawing,painting, and assemblage, create a range of works that explore color, texture,figure ground relationships, as well as representation and abstraction. Createartworks that mix found objects and ephemera with traditional art materials tocomplete unique compositions toward a portfolio, using formal strategies toachieve balance and unity.


June 1-10, 2021, Online
Engage in fine arts painting as a vehicle for exploring light, color, image making, materials, and composition. Develop or sharpen your skills in color mixing, paint application, and various techniques in the context of figurative representation and abstraction. Study historical precedents and contemporary trends in painting today, through virtual excursions to online art collections. Through immersion practice, as well as group and individual critique, students will begin to develop or expand their own direction as painters. Students may enroll in one or both sessions 1A and 1B for this open-level intensive course.


June 14-24, 2021, Online
You have the power to design how you are seen by the world. While the concept of personal branding isn't new, it takes trial and error to craft one that is truly driven by your passion. When personal brand is fueled by passion, communicating and inhabiting it become effortless. Craft your authentic branding by examining your true desires including a mission, vision, goals, and objectives. Through case studies, class discussions and individual exercises, students develop awareness of one's authentic qualities, translate them into marketable assets, define target audience, become familiar with online/offline communication tools, and devise a system for on-going brand maintenance.


July 6-15, 2021, Online
Learn to build virtual 3D models of parts and assemblies using Solidworks (parametric CAD software). Topics include: learning the interface, communicating design intent, building parts and assemblies using solid features, producing 2D drawings from Solidworks models, 2D and 3D sketch tools, associative relationships and parametric constraints, and basic rendering. No prior experience with Solidworks or other CAD modeling is required. Note: This course is part of the Furniture Design certificate program.


June 14-24, 2021, Online
Study the basic principles and design elements of sustainable design thinking. Develop basic design skills; and build on the Bauhaus tradition of understanding design vocabulary, composition, form and materials. Based in a design studio approach, the class will move through a series of hand- and digital, 2D, 3D, and 4D exercises that test and question sustainable technology and performance. Each session combines a historically-based lecture, studio lab and critique of students' design projects; and includes a basic introduction to the presentation of ideas in different formats.


June 14-24, 2021, Online
Learn how organizations succeed by understanding the structure of brandingand the strategic perspective that a visual identity has. Through a series ofsteps, designers utilize sketch and idea processes that nurture an innercoherence to visual marks. Hone your visual language skills that can becarried throughout an identity system, developing a unique look and feel for amark that works across multiple platforms, including print collateral, websites,and broadcast media. Color, typeface and typography will be documented in astyle guide that help make a brand shine above its competitors. Completeprojects toward a professional portfolio.


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